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Harry Browne

Harry Edson Browne was an American writer and investment advisor. He was the Libertarian Party's Presidential nominee in the U. S. elections of 1996 and 2000. He is the author of 12 books, he was inducted into the U. S. Army on May 5, 1953, he went to the Southwestern Signal Corps Training Center at Camp San Luis Obispo, California to study cryptography. On October 4, 1953, he was sent to Bikini Atoll in the Marshall Islands, where the 1954 Operation Castle hydrogen bomb tests were conducted. In 1955 Browne was sent to Eniwetok to finish his tour of duty and afterwards was transferred to the Army Reserves at Fort Huachuca, Arizona, he was released from active military service on July 17, 1956. He was honorably discharged from the Armed Forces on February 28, 1961 and discharged from the Army Reserves on July 1, 1961. Browne worked as an advertising and sales executive in the 1960s, he devoted himself full-time to the "Americanist" cause. He believed that the newspapers of America would willingly buy material promoting the American way of life.

It sold "Americanist" features, in competition with all the recognized syndicates. His own column, The American Way, appeared in over 200 newspapers throughout America. In the summer of 1962, Browne was named the advertising manager for the Liberty Amendment Committee's bimonthly American Progress for Economic Freedom. In October he was named associate editor, in November he was the editor; the following Spring the magazine was renamed Freedom Magazine, Browne continued as its editor until February 1964 when he turned his full-time attention to the American Way Features, Inc. In the 1960s, Browne taught courses such as: The Economics of Freedom, The Tools of Success, Tools of the Market, The Economics of Success, The Art of Profitable Living". Browne was an investment advisor for much of his life, developed the so-called "permanent portfolio" investment strategy, which claims to identify the four types of economic conditions that can apply over a given investment period, the appropriate asset classes that give both profit from the upside of these conditions, some measure of protection when they cease to prevail.

Browne published his first book, How You Can Profit From The Coming Devaluation, in 1970. Browne's second book, How I Found Freedom in an Unfree World, was published in 1973. You Can, he continued to write and publish books including his personal finance book, Fail-Safe Investing: Lifelong Financial Security in 30 Minutes, published in 2001. According to Browne's web site, he was a consultant to the Permanent Portfolio Fund which utilizes some of the investment strategies described in his book, Fail-Safe Investing. Browne authored books and gave lectures on living a libertarian lifestyle, his book How I Found Freedom in an Unfree World gave a detailed explanation of how one can bring libertarian concepts to every aspect of one's life. His posthumously released 1960s lecture series, "The Art of Profitable Living," was released as a 20-CD album titled, "Rule Your World." Browne was the presidential nominee of the United States Libertarian Party in the elections of 1996 and 2000. He received 485,798 votes or 0.5% of the vote in 1996 and 384,516 votes or 0.4% of the vote in 2000.

His campaign qualified for matching funds during each election but did not accept them, per his campaign platform. Browne's refusal to accept matching funds won him expected praise from libertarians and those who are against the concept of federal matching funds, but earned him somewhat greater exposure in the "mainstream" media. Browne said he needed to be true to what he had preached in his libertarian speeches and that "it would be inappropriate for me to stick my nose in the trough after having denounced the Republicans and Democrats for doing so." During both of these elections, the Libertarian Party was on the ballot in all fifty states and the District of Columbia. Browne did not appear on the 2000 Arizona ballot, however, as the Arizona Libertarian Party instead chose to run L. Neil Smith, whose candidacy was a protest against that of Browne. Claims of wrongdoing by Libertarian National Committee staffers during Browne's 1996 presidential campaign surfaced during his second run in 2000.

Browne responded to allegations surrounding the controversy. After the 2000 election, Browne continued to work to increase the popularity of libertarian goals. In addition to writing and making appearances on behalf of the Downsize DC Foundation, he hosted two weekly network radio shows, one on Saturdays dealing with politics, which he called "The Libertarian Conversation", the other on Sundays, called "The Money Show", dealing with financial topics. Both of these radio programs were on the Genesis Communications Network. Browne worked with the Free Market News Network, of which he was the President for much of 2005, a Senior Political Analyst. Via Free Market News, he had his own internet-based television show called This Week in Liberty, which ran for 25 episodes. Prior to his death, he was working on a book called The War Racket: The Lies and Propaganda that Feed the American War Machine. War, he contended, was just another government program, was flawed because "government never solves anything."

According to Jim Babka, "As Harry explained to me

Fairview Township, Fulton County, Illinois

Fairview Township is one of 26 townships in Fulton County, in the U. S. state of Illinois. As of the 2010 census, its population was 698 and it contained 303 housing units. According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 35.94 square miles, of which 35.53 square miles is land and 0.41 square miles is water. Fairview Oak Mound Parrville The township contains these five cemeteries: Coal Creek, Lyons and Shumaker. Illinois Route 97 Illinois Route 116 Farmington Central Community Unit School District 265 Spoon River Valley Community Unit School District 4 Illinois' 17th congressional district State House District 91 State Senate District 46 "Fairview Township, Fulton County, Illinois". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2010-01-16. United States Census Bureau 2007 TIGER/Line Shapefiles United States National Atlas City-Data.com Illinois State Archives

Bombat Hendthi

Bombat Hendthi is a 1992 Indian Kannada comedy drama film directed by P. N. Ramachandra Rao and produced by R. Sriramulu. A remake of Rao's Telugu film, Chitram Bhalare Vichitram, the film featured an ensemble cast including Shridhar, Ramesh Bhat, Sihi Kahi Chandru, Abhinaya and Tennis Krishna in the lead roles; the film's music was composed by Upendra Kumar and cinematography is by Babji. The same story was released in 1995 as Aanazhagan. Sridhar, Sihi Kahi Chandru, Ramesh Bhat and Tennis Krishna are good friends and stay together as tenants at Dhirendra Gopal's residence. After being thrown out of the house they start searching new house for rent but no one are ready to give their house for bachelors, they land up in a place where the landlady insists on having a family as her tenants. The four bachelors dress up to be his retarded brother, his father and his wife. Sridhar falls in love with the landlady's daughter and all hell breaks loose; the music of the film was composed by Upendra Kumar with lyrics by R. N. Jayagopal

The Broken Spears

The Broken Spears: The Aztec Account of the Conquest of Mexico is a book by Miguel León-Portilla, translating selections of Nahuatl-language accounts of the Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire. It was first published in Spanish in 1959, in English in 1962; the most recent English edition was published in 2007. The English-language title, "The Broken Spears", comes from a phrase in one version of the Annals of Tlatelolco, xaxamatoc omitl. According to historian James Lockhart, this is a mistranslation resulting from confusion between the Nahuatl words mitl "arrow", "dart" or "spear", omitl "bone"; the monograph Broken Spears is structured through three distinct sections: the first is the overall introduction that León-Portilla uses to provide background for the content of the book. He describes Aztec cultural life amongst the Nahua peoples, the importance of translators that spoke Nahuatl, the struggle of accounts that were written by eyewitnesses well after the Spanish conquest of Mexico. León-Portilla prefaces the sources he chose for the book with not only background on the events but descriptions and background information on the sources themselves.

While the second and third sections follow chronologically, the first section depicts the Azteca and their initial reactions to the omens that are attributed to local Aztec mystics after the conquest that heralded the Spanish arrival. The following sections break down the role of the proceeding war the effect of disease and war upon the Aztecs. León-Portilla's concise historical context and Ángel María Garibay's translations of Nahuatl passages lead into the second section of the monograph: the Aztec’s campaign against the Spanish and their defeat by a wide variety of causes, from both military conquest and disease, portrayed from the point of view of the natives. A notable example of Broken Spears' narrative is the exclusion of native forces allied with the Spanish Conquistadores in Mexico, as well as the influence and importance of translators, such as La Malinche. Following these accounts, the monograph and its translated work concludes in the Aftermath, where León-Portilla highlights the "difficult relations that have always existed between the descendants of the Aztecs and their "others" – the colonial Spaniards and contemporary Mexicans."

These relations are marked by letters written to the Spanish Crown, notably Philip II of Spain, directly from native individuals. The accounts vary from pleading to King Philip II for audiences, to fears manifesting in centuries for Nahua identity clashing with colonial Spain. Written in the expanded foreword of the recent English edition, it is credited to the author that "Miguel León-Portilla has been at the forefront of the struggle to bring the voices of past and present indigenous peoples of Mexico within hearing distance of the rest of the world, and no book has contributed more to this effort than this one. From the time The Broken Spears was first published in 1959... hundreds of thousands of copies have appeared in Spanish alone, many tens of thousands have been printed in French, German, Polish, Hungarian, Serbo-Croatian, Portuguese and Catalan. The present English edition, which first came out in 1962, has gone through numerous printings, with tens of thousands of copies sold since 1974."Popular enough to be translated into several different languages, León-Portilla’s work is regarded academically as sound and well written with the context in the original Spanish edition.

Ángel María Garibay's translation is described as "subtle" and "unique and powerful: he should ideally be read in Spanish, not English." Miguel León-Portilla’s summarization of the Aztec Empire is described as "masterful" and the compilation between the translator and historian was given credit for working well together. The opposition to the book says it is "intended for a non-expert readership" and "does not, give the material for answers." Other historians give detrimental marks to the work through the elimination of accent marks and the structure of the references at the end of each chapter. Still, among its negative remarks from fellow historians, The Broken Spears is regarded as "well-organized" and is "a useful introduction and point of departure for the student interested in further research" on the subject matter. Due to the popularity and influence of The Broken Spears, several translations were made and released well after the original publication: Full Spanish text of The Broken Spears.

Full English translation of the introduction to The Broken Spears

Stephen Au

Stephen Au Kam-tong is a Hong Kong actor for TVB. He was an actor for ATV, he played David Mo in TVB sitcom Best Selling Secrets. He played the role of Yim Yue Dai in TVB sitcom Off Pedder. Au is a black belt in full contact karate; the God of Cookery - MC for Stephen Forbidden City Cop - Presents Flying Fairy Bloody Friday - Ken July 13th - Lung's ghost son Banana Club Hong Kong Night Club - Michael You Light Up My Life Body Weapon - Officer Sam Lee Century Hero What You Gonna Do, Sai Fung - Sai-fung Tsimshatsui Floating Corpse The Blood Rules - Tom A Game of No Rule - Officer Dick Ko Fatal Attraction A Decade of Love Overheard - Weber Once a Gangster Unbeatable That Demon Within Z Storm Little Big Master To the Fore Three Distinction Declared Legally Dead The First Girl I Love Q Biu Je Spirit of the Dragon Mythical Crane Magic Needle Who is the Winner III Fist of Fury - Thai boxer Who is the Killer The Pride of Chao Zhou I Come From Guangzhou Flaming Brothers A Lawyer Can Be Good Ten Tigers Of Guangdong Showbiz Tycoon Dare to Strike Legal Entanglement A Case of Misadventure Burning Flame II Witness to a Prosecution II Ups and Downs in the Sea of Love Hard Fate Angels of Mission - Lee Tin Wah Strike at Heart The Biter Bitten - Gam Lam Real Kung Fu Placebo Cure The Legend of Love Best Selling Secrets - David Mo Legend of the Demigods Off Pedder - Yim Yue Dai Be Home for Dinner No Good Either Way ICAC Investigators 2014 Official TVB blog of Stephen Au Stephen Au on IMDb Personal site

Elvira Nikolaisen

Elvira Nikolaisen is a Norwegian singer-songwriter signed for Sony BMG. She released her debut single Love I Can't Defend in December 2005, it reached the number 3 spot on the Norwegian singles list, she followed up the hit with her first album, Quiet Exit, a second single, Egypt Song, in March 2006. The album peaked at #2 in the Norwegian chart. Nikolaisen is from a musical family, her father is a church organist and her brother Emil is the vocalist and guitarist for Serena Maneesh, her sister Hilma is the bassist for the same band, her brother Ivar is lead singer of the Norwegian punk band Silver. In 1998, Nikolaisen with her brother Emil fronted the independent band Royal; the band released one album titled My Dear on Soulscape Records and distributed through Tooth and Nail Records. While she's from a religious family, Nikolaisen rejected her Christian beliefs at the age of eighteen; some of her lyrics reflect the impact of this change on her life. Nikolaisen released her second album, Indian Summer in April 2008.

However, she failed to repeat the success of Quiet Exit. On the latest album I Concentrate on You Nikolaisen in collaboration with the Jaga Jazzist trumpeter Mathias Eick, moves into American popular music, fulfilling her old dream to go into the great American songbook. Other contributors on this album are Andreas Ulvo and Gard Nilssen. Official website Royal on Tooth and Nail alumni page Royal on Soulscape Records